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Features

Re:cycling. Should Lance Armstrong hand his sponsorship money back?

by Magnus Shaw. In this age of fitness fanaticism and dire public transport, it's not unusual to see people arriving at the office on a bicycle. How they find the stamina, I can’t begin to guess, but I don’t think they take the Lance...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Talk yourself up, if you dare

by Ashley Morrison I'm very happy to take advice from people. The main caveat is that it has to be from someone who knows what they're talking about. The second caveat is that they have to practise what they preach. Below is a genuine profile from...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Doing bird. Should Twitter be policed?

by Magnus Shaw In the early hours of this morning Dorset police arrested a 17-year-old boy. It's alleged he sent a tweet to Olympic diver Tom Daly which read "You let your dad down I hope you know that." Daly had finished fourth in the Men's...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Technology

Dealing with deepfake technology in a post-truth era

We've moved from having little to no concern about our personal privacy to a state of questioning everything when it comes to submitting our details to corporations and platforms. Facebook data breaches and the vulnerability of its systems to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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News

Global post-production studio Smoke & Mirrors launches in Amsterdam

The studio will be led by Executive Producer David Michaels, who is an integral part of the Smoke & Mirrors family and in recent years has played an instrumental role in the success of the company’s New York operation. Smoke & Mirrors...

Posted by: Smoke & Mirrors
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Entertainment

Loco marks it's 9th year as Post Production Partner of the UKMVAs

The UK Music Video Awards 2016 is gearing up for a star-studded ceremony on Thursday, October 20 at the legendary Roundhouse venue in London. This year sees banner names such as Radiohead, Coldplay, Beyoncé and the late, great David Bowie nominated...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Catching up with Annie Atkins post-Budapest

Before she worked on The Grand Budapest Hotel, the only e-mails Annie Atkins ever got were reminders about outstanding invoices. Now though, Wes Anderson’s lead graphic designer has an inbox swamped with questions about working in art...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Economy

Post-Brexit Update: A Silver Lining

Consider this a devil's advocate piece, as I genuinely believe that the Brexit has been, for the most part, a tremendous blow to the UK's creative industries and the country in general, with spending forecasts set to fall this year and next in the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Agencies share rejected Remain posters post-Brexit

I've waffled on enough already about the unmitigated disaster that has been the Brexit, and it's unlikely that a better advertising campaign could have saved us from the gallows, but it's still fun sometimes to ask ourselves “What If?” In...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Exploring the big ambitions at Common Industry post-pencil

From the beginning, Common Industry's mission was to build an independent communications company. One that blurred the lines of traditional disciplines and agency structures. Now the proud owners of a D&AD award as well as a client base including...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

J. Walter Thompson free the nipple for mums post-birth with Bepanthen

In a new global campaign called “10th month,” Bepanthen, the Bayer skin care brand, aims to speak to new mums and bring them the support and attention they need in the critical post-birth period. The campaign is based on the insight that...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Bold new Huffington Post redesign unveiled by Code and Theory

Pulitzer Prize-winning news site The Huffington Post has unveiled a preview of a bold new site design, with CEO Jared Grusd presenting the redesign yesterday as part of Advertising Week New York, and announcing that the new site will go live in 2016....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

The New York Times shifts to "Paid Post" for London

The New York Times announced yesterday that its innovative creative marketing agency T Brand Studio, will be expanding to London, offering international clients access to its content marketing services expertise and award-winning “Paid...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Looks: engaging a post-human existence

The new ICA show Looks is a group exhibition presenting work by the likes of Wu Tsang, Stewart Uoo, Juliette Bonneviot and Morag Keil opening 22nd April until 21st June. It’s an investigation into our contemporary relationship with technology,...

Posted by: Jade French
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Features

Whatever happens, I urge you NOT to read this blog post

I'm serious. Quit while you're ahead. Or rather, quit while you're not as far behind as you will be if you keep reading. Apart from its arguable entertainment value, it will not enrich your life, make you cleverer, funnier or wealthier. Or even feel...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advertising

The Huffington Post and Leo Burnett make it exclusive

Influential online news blog The Huffington Post recently announced an exclusive partnership with advertising network Leo Burnett, which promises to completely transform the relationship between creative agencies and publishers. This is the first...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Pillar Box Post

Website: pillarboxpost.com When did you start out blogging? I started blogging just over 3 years ago in the summer of 2009...which happened to be about 3 years after I resolved to start a blog! How did you choose your blog name? One of the (many)...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Behind the Idea: Grey unleashes the Hunger Hammer on hungry gamers

Last week, Pringles unveiled a rather unique gaming headset that doubles as an automatic Pringles dispenser. Whilst it might sound on the surface like some form of particularly creative torture, this bizarre invention was actually dreamt up by Grey...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Consumerism in the regenerative age – 4 brands to lead the way

In a world that needs to rethink consumption, who’s leading the way in innovative design and astute behavioural change? Ethical consumerism isn’t a niche for brands to stay relevant anymore. It’s a driver of mass demand. In my...

Posted by: Proximity London
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Trends

How M&S brought the virtual world of Christmas ads to life

Every year, the highly anticipated Christmas advertisements mark the start of the festive season. As in previous years, the Christmas ads in 2019 follow the same generic theme of an emotionally-driven story where the public falls in love with the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

How travel brands can use influencers for global growth

Today, a deserted holiday destination is hard to find. More likely than not, you’ll be enjoying the sights alongside a wall of outstretched arms attempting to take the perfect selfie while a drone whirs overhead. The pressure to achieve the...

Posted by: Aaron Brooks
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Advertising

All the ads of Christmas 2019 (continued...)

Following our round-up of the first wave of Christmas ads from all the big UK retailers and others such as Amazon, Macy's and Cineworld, it's time to take a look at the latest seasonal spots doing the rounds this week. Entering the fray are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

5 marketing trends for 2020: Yuval Ben-Itzhak

2019 was the year TikTok exploded and influencer marketing gained traction, especially with marketers in beauty, fashion, e-commerce and auto. In 2020, we predict that influencer marketing will continue to grow and that social commerce will achieve...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

The copywriter’s toolkit - part 3: How to get paid

Let’s look at an all-too-familiar scenario. The deadline - which was already tight - got moved up. The brief that you’d agreed to got changed as their client added more aspects to it. But in the interests of professionalism you cut all...

Posted by: Mr. Write
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Careers

Give them a word and they'll take a page

Make no mistake: your writing is worth money. But should you ever work for free? As much as it’s a milestone, you probably can’t remember the exact moment you first got a positive response from an application. But rest assured, at some...

Posted by: Mr. Write
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Social Media

Sainsbury’s schedules tweet for wrong day as followers react

A Sainbury's Twitter admin named Daniel published a tweet early on Friday morning that was meant to go out on Saturday causing a barrage of amusing responses from the supermarket chain's followers. "Morning folks! It's Saturday, which for me is fry...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

How an audience-led approach can help luxury brands win in search

Who’s got game? - high street vs luxury We’ve seen the news articles of brands announcing store closures and reporting losses, such as Miss Selfridge and Debenhams. Miss Selfridge reported losses of £17.5m ahead of their flagship...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Do influencers have a responsibility to be 100% authentic?

When an eagle-eyed Twitter user noticed an influencer posting images with identical cloud formations, he wasted no time in calling out her ‘spooky’ behaviour. Matt Navarra’s tweet (below) about Martina Saravia got 35k likes....

Posted by: Aaron Brooks
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Trends

Let's Play: Gamifying graphic design

Let's have fun learning and improving on our graphic design skills by utilising some dope online games. Here are links to the games mentioned: What's that colour? The Kerning Game Brand Recognition Pixactly Bezier Type Game Watch, play along...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Rebuilding the world with LEGO

Last week, everyone's favourite building block LEGO launched its first brand campaign in 30 years with an ad which has received 2.5 million views on YouTube and counting. Rebuild the World was thought up by French creative agency BETC Paris and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

Top 10 reasons to update your website

If you're responsible for the website of your business or organisation, it can sometimes be a case of out of sight, out of mind once it's up and running… you may only look at or amend one or two pages from time to time until someone points...

Posted by: Progression Design
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Features

Why you should be investing in your staff

Between 2011 and 2018, employment in the creative industries grew by an astonishing 30.6%, compared to the UK average of 10.1% according to official statistics, making it one of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK. However, while this growth may be...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

An insider's guide to the 3D animation pipeline

The process of creating a 3D animation is much more complex than most people think. The number of steps to produce a 3D animated video can vary a great deal, depending on the animation studio involved and the scale of the project itself. But...

Posted by: Dream Farm Studios

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